Eucharistic rituals in Catholic primary schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane : a study of administrators' conceptions

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Eucharistic rituals in Catholic primary schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane : a study of administrators' conceptions

Queensland University of Technology
  • Thesis
  • Qualitative Research
  • Ritual
  • Phenomenography
  • Doctoral
  • Catholic Schools Queensland Brisbane
  • Lord'S Supper Catholic Church
  • Assistant To The Principal Religious Education (Apre)
  • Archdiocese Of Brisbane
  • Catholic Primary Schools
  • Eucharist
  • Ritology
  • Ritual Studies
  • Parish Priests
  • Liturgy
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Symbols In Ritual


Microsoft Word - 01 Meher thesis Title.doc THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL REFORMS AND TEACHER PROFESSIONALISM IN GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KARACHI, PAKISTAN A dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education Meher Rizvi IGCE, B.Ed., M.Ed. – Primary and Secondary (Notre Dame Institute of Education licensed by Australian Catholic University and affiliated with Karachi University) B.Com (Karachi University, Pakistan) Centre for Innovation in Education Faculty of Education Queensland University of Technology Kelvin Grove, Australia November 21, 2003 ii ABSTRACT The government primary education system in Karachi, Pakistan, is faced with many problems and dilemmas and each dilemma justifies a reason, but perhaps no problem is as grave as the dejected professional status of the government primary school teachers in Karachi. Schools are only as good as their teachers, regardless of how high their standards, how up-to-date their technology, or how innovative their programs. With a large numbers of under-educated, under-trained, under-paid and, most importantly of all, undervalued government primary school teachers in Karachi, Pakistan (Hoodbhoy, 1998; Shaikh, 1997), only a low percentage of teachers can be effective. Whether the children in Pakistan will be the enlightened and the informed citizens of tomorrow or ignorant members of society will depend on teacher knowledge, teacher education and above all teacher professionalism. If teachers do matter the most, then a series of questions result. What is being done for this section of the society that matters so much? Are efforts being taken to find out what teachers in the government primary schools need to achieve their professional goals? Are these teachers given adequate opportunities to learn, to imp

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